A tarot in the style of 13th century Italian painter Giotto di Bondone, which seems unusually still and posed to my modern eye. But the Giotto Tarot is a workable deck, once you are familiar with its system.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2001
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Giotto Tarot review by Solandia
Painted by Guido Zibordi Marchesi in the style of Giotto di Bendone, a 13th century Italian artist, Lo Scarabeo's Giotto Tarot is a hybrid blend of medieval art and contemporary perspective. The deck is the result of Zibordi's in-depth study of medieval iconography and artistic symbology in keeping with Giotto's style, but has a modern three-dimensional view and perspective that painted images of his time did not possess.
The symbolic language of the cards is clear and definite. Each object depicted has a distinct meaning (as explained in the little white book). The cards have very still look - even active cards like the Chariot, the Five of Wands or the Knight of Swords seem posed, motionless, carved in stone or painted on a medieval frieze. Some cards have a sky backdrop to the human...
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More About These Cards
Name: Giotto Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2001
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English, Dutch
Card Back: Unknown
Companion Material: Little white booklet.